Salt Lake City, UT – Republicans won big in Utah this election, with a couple of notable exceptions. Conservative positions also prevailed on a couple of key ballot issues. KUER's Jenny Brundin runs down the results.
Tuesday, November 2, 2004 – Contested elections have been part of the US political scene since its earliest history. Doug talks with historians about the controversy surrounding the 1800, the 1876 and the 1960 elections.
Matsumoto, Japan – Ross Chambless is working in Japan as an English teacher and he hears a lot about the American presidential election. It's especially significant now that Japanese troops are serving in Iraq alongside Americans.
Monday, November 1, 2004 – Doug leads a round table discussion on the 2004 election season. He is joined by Professor Matthew Burbank of the University of Utah Political Science Department; Dan Harrie, Senior Politics/Government Reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune; Richard Piatt, KSL Television's Government Specialist; and reporter Lisa Riley Roche of the Deseret News.
Thursday, October 28, 2004 – Doug moderates a discussion between Utah's U.S. Senate Candidates Bob Bennett and Paul Van Dam. Join RadioWest for this live broadcast from the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 – Doug talks with Jay Rosen of NYU School of Journalism, former San Francisco Examiner editor Tim Porter and local newspaper staff about what it means for a paper to endorse a political candidate.
The city of Bluffdale City has preserved this 30-acre parcel with help from a state open space fund. Backers of Initiative One believe much more land could be protected from development if voters approve it on November 2nd.
Salt Lake City, UT – Both opponents and backers of Initiative One on Utah's fall ballot agree that protecting open space is a worthy goal. They disagree on whether state bonding for $150 million dollars and increasing the sales tax to pay back those bonds is the right way to do it. KUER's Dan Bammes looks at both sides of the debate over Utah's Open Space Initiative.
Monday, October 25, 2004 – Doug talks with Newell Bringhurst and Darron Smith, editors of the new book "Black and Mormon." Also joined by BYU Sociologist Cardell Jacobson, the conversation looks at the role of Blacks in the LDS Church.
Friday, October 22, 2004 – Doug moderates a discussion between Utah's 2nd Congressional District Candidates Jim Matheson and John Swallow. Join RadioWest for this live broadcast from the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 – RadioWest brings you the best of NPR. You know that story that you just couldn't tear yourself away from? We've collected seven of our favorites: Liza Lister "The Next Big Thing; Jenny Brundin "Family Hockey; Keving Kling "Frustration"; Scott Carrier "The Ski Lesson; Stacy Abramson and Jennifer Carchman "The Jewish Giant"; Howard Berkes "Snowblower" and "Neighbor Essay"; Jay Allison "Cypress Knees."
Thursday, October 14, 2004 – Jenny Brundin talks with Democrat Scott Matheson. Join RadioWest for this live broadcast from the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus. On Thursday, October 21, 2004, we'll take another look at the gubernatorial race when we host Republican Jon Huntsman.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 – What is it with Utah baby names? Join KUER on day two of its pledge drive as we take a humorous look at what makes Utah names so original. Special Guest, cartoonist Pat Bagley.
As a special thanks for your gift of $100, we'll send you KUER's Baby Name Book, illustrated by Pat Bagley, "Raising LaVaughn."
Monday, October 11, 2004 – Doug is joined by cast members of Pygmalion Productions Theatre Company's season opener "Popcorn." The play, written by British comedian Ben Elton, is a satirical look at fame, film-making, violence and the mass media. For more information on this production, visit Pygmalion Productions.
Wedneday, October 6, 2004 – Dr. Ethan Nadelmann joins Doug to discuss U.S. drug control policies and his recommended alternatives. Nadelmann received his PhD in Political Science from Harvard as well as a Masters degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He lectures internationally on drug policy and criminal justice issues.
Salt Lake City – The University of Utah football team is at the top of the Mountain West conference. After another decisive win last weekend, the Utes are undefeated in their quest to capture a second straight conference title. But winning isn't cheap. Universities across the country are spending more and more money to field successful football programs. And new research shows it may not be worth it. Producer Annie Feidt reports:
Salt Lake City – EARLIER THIS YEAR, US OFFICIALS LAUNCHED A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR CRACKDOWN ALONG THE ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER. SINCE THEN, ALMOST HALF A MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ALONG THIS STRETCH OF THE BORDER - A 57 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR. BUT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS HAS RISEN TOO . SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER OPENS HIS 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WITH A LOOK AT THE RISKY JOURNEY TO THE U.S., BEGINNING IN THE MEXICAN BORDER TOWN OF SASABE, SONORA.
Salt Lake City – A BILL IS MOVING THROUGH CONGRESS THAT WOULD HIRE 10,000 MORE BORDER AGENTS TO PATROL MEXICO'S 2000 MILE LONG BORDER WITH THE UNITED STATES. TUSCON WRITER CHARLES BOWDEN BELIEVES THAT AMERICAN EFFORTS TO STOP THE FLOW OF HUMANS CROSSING THE BORDER, WHICH HE CALLS AN EXODUS ---- IS SET UP TO FAIL. IN THE LAST OF A 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER TALKS WITH BOWDEN, WHO IS AUTHOR OF 14 BOOKS, SEVERAL OF THEM ON THE BORDER REGION.
Salt Lake City – THERE'S BEEN A 57 PERCENT INCREASE SINCE MARCH IN ARRESTS OF MEXICANS TRYING TO ENTER THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. BUT THE CRACKDOWN AT THE BORDER HAS ALSO FUELLED MORE DEATHS AMONG ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. THE JOURNEY IS DANGEROUS AND RISKY FOR THE IMMIGRANTS AND OTHERS WHO LIVE ALONG THE BORDER. SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER BRINGS US PART 2 IN A 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WITH A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF A SECURITY OFFICER ON THE BUENOS AIRES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.